HOW COLIN MADE MEAL OF MKR GIG
Colin Fassnidge has revealed he nearly got sacked after two episodes of My Kitchen Rules.
The Irish-born restaurateur, who has been a judge on the Seven cooking show since 2013’s fourth season, told Switched ON he wasn’t much good at first.
It was a dressing down from executive producer Rikki Proost, who wasn’t afraid to tell Fassnidge he needed to lift his game, which saved him from the axe.
“I went into My Kitchen Rules very blase about it, thinking it was easy and after the second episode, Rikki told me I wasn’t very good and I was about to be evicted myself. I got a serious wake-up call. It’s not a nice feeling being told you’re not good at something and you’ve got 150 crew also listening to that,” he said.
“I was terrible. I was scowling all the time. I was trying to construct what way to talk. I didn’t think people would want to hear the way I speak. Now I just say what I want.”
Fassnidge says Proost’s frank feedback was to “be yourself”.
Something clicked because Fassnidge, who is judging Group 3 instant restaurants with Darren Robertson, is now an integral part of the show.
“I take it a lot more seriously these days,” Fassnidge says.
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